TOP 5: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, HARRY POTTER Interviews, JOHN CARTER, FINAL DESTINATION 5 Set Visit, Netflix Price Increase

     July 16, 2011

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I’m letting everyone know right out of the gate that I’m cheating a little on this week’s “Top 5.” As you may know by now, every week I do my best to condense all of our weekly coverage into what the editorial staff deems our “Top 5″ stories. This week, I find that we have a plethora of coverage for various titles. As a result, after the jump you’ll find that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, John Carter, and Final Destination 5 all have multiple links. Also included in this week’s installment is The Dark Knight Rises teaser poster and Matt’s take on Netflix’s announced price increase. Hit the jump for brief recaps and links to each.

1. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Teaser Poster

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So, there’s this movie coming out called The Dark Knight Rises. It’s about a character who dresses up like a bat to fight crime and it’s directed by some British guy named Christopher Nolan. For whatever reason, people are pretty excited about seeing it. Although the official teaser trailer is yet to land online (check back here next week where you’ll almost certainly find it), there was a pretty cool teaser poster released for the film that doubles as excellent desktop wallpaper. Click here to check it out.

2. Exclusive HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – PART 2 Interviews with David Yates, Rupert Grint, and Steve Kloves; Plus a Look Back at the Films

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With this weekend’s release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, fans are forced to say goodbye to a film franchise a decade in the making. Luckily, we have done our best to send the film off in grandiose fashion with coverage that includes exclusive interviews with director David Yates, Rupert Grint, producer David Heyman, and screenwriter Steve Kloves. Also, for those interested in nostalgia, you can click here to read Matt’s look back at all of the films.

3. JOHN CARTER Teaser Trailer, Video Blog, and 20 Things You Should Know About the Film

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This was a big week for director Andrew Stanton’s (WALL·E) John Carter here at Collider. Not only did the teaser trailer finally hit the interwebs, but the film also received an above-and-beyond treatment from Steve who reported on his trip to the film’s edit bay and listed 20 things audiences he thinks audiences should know about the film. In fact, thanks to the attention it received from us, I think Disney’s John Carter might just have a few people pay to see it.

4. FINAL DESTINATION 5 Set Visit Video Blog and Interviews

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By now, most of us know the Final Destination formula. A group of fairly attractive teens avoids some sort of fatal incident by way of premonition. Death becomes very agitated by said avoidance and vows to catch up to the group in fantastical ways. The key part of all of this (and I suspect the primary reason moviegoers keep coming back for more) is the “fantastical ways.” If you’re a part of this moviegoer demographic, then you may want to check out all of Steve’s Final Destination 5 set visit coverage which includes: a set visit video blog, on-set interviews with director Steven Quale; stars Emma Bell, Nicholas D’Agosto, and David Koechner; and producer Craig Perry.

5. Why Netflix Doesn’t Owe You Cheap Movies

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Understandably, when Netflix announced it would be raising its prices, many customers began second-guessing their subscription to the time-consuming/mildly addictive online service. In all honesty, it probably wasn’t the most popular decision to approach the decision pragmatically. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what Matt did. Click here to read his take and join the debate.

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